PIP - MRC's Production Initiative Program

The MRC, with funding support from the SAFC, offers an annual production funding round (PIP) to support the production of up to six short films or web series.

Projects of any genre (incl. documentary or drama) are eligible, given the
applicants and the creative team must reside in South Australia.

The intention of this program is to support the professional development of emerging filmmakers and those seeking to advance their filmmaking careers.

This funding program is highly competitive, and the quality of applicants and projects reflects this. All applicants are required to read the guidelines and attend the information session about how to apply to the funding program.

All applicants (must be MRC members) are able to contact an MRC production executive to discuss their application in more detail.

South Australia is fortunate to be one of the few remaining states offering short film funding to this degree. As a consequence, this program supports applicants who are able to demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in the screen industry.

2018 PIP submissions open on May 29.


Applications are now open, click here to apply.


Please ensure you have read the guidelines.


Each applicant/team must complete ALL of the PIP templates in order to submit their project to PIP.


Please send any questions to production@mrc.org.au or call us at 8410 0979.

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